September 27th, 2007, 02:51 PM
I would really like to hs my 3 girls, however, when a household needs two incomes, how do you do that??? Would like to hear some viable answers that maybe I can use for next year.
September 27th, 2007, 03:52 PM
I have heard of people homeschooling their children when both parents work.
Depending on the age of your girls, and what you and your husbands schedules are will depend on how you decide to homeschool. You could do your homeschool in the evenings, and during the day your girls could do their assignments. There is also online homeschools, and co-ops. If your children are older, they should be able to homeschool, mostly, on their own. If their younger, and they can't be left alone during the day you may have to be creative and figure out how to have someone with them during the day.
I know a lot of us have are one income families, and we do a lot to keep expenses down. We have only one car that we have a payment on. We live in a very modest home, with a very small house payment, less than $600/mo. I'm starting to use coupons, and we are on a budget. But, it's a choice we have made so we can homeschool. We also have almost no debt, though so that really helps. I know it's difficult to homeschool if both parents work, but like I said, I have heard of people who do it. I found this link to a site that talks about your situation.
I hope this helps.
September 27th, 2007, 04:05 PM
We lost my husbands income when we decided to homeschool. It's amazing how much money we have cut out of our budget by making changes like these. We used to eat out and go out to movies a lot. We rarely eat out anymore and watch movies on tv instead. That has been huge for us. We also eat less steak and more burger and chicken. We cut out expensive vacations. I work more hours at our salon to save payroll and have doubled what I do with Arbonne. I am the breadwinner so I work as much as I can. It has been so worth it. Watching our kids has made every change worthwhile. We are also going through our home and selling every thing we do not use on ebay. The rule is if we haven't used it in a year, it goes. And we don't buy new stuff. New purchases are now discussed at great length instead of just going out and buying it. For example I wanted a prophecy book that is just out and my husband and I talked about it for at least a month before I spent the $11 on it.
You can do it! Kathe
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